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Marie Rutkoski - Author

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The Midnight Lie

The Midnight Lie

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

'Rich characterization, exquisite worldbuilding and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth . . . Breathtaking, tragic and true' Kirkus on The Winner's Curse Set in the world of the NYT-bestselling Winner's Trilogy, The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us - and the lies we tell ourselves. Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society's pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colours. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences. Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest. But then she encounters is, a rakish traveller from far away, who whispers rumours that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

The Midnight Lie

The Midnight Lie

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2020

'Rich characterization, exquisite worldbuilding and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth . . . Breathtaking, tragic and true' Kirkus on The Winner's Curse Set in the world of the NYT-bestselling Winner's Trilogy, The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us - and the lies we tell ourselves. Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society's pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colours. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences. Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest. But then she encounters a rakish traveller from far away, who whispers rumours that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

The Midnight Lie

The Midnight Lie

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2020

'Rich characterization, exquisite worldbuilding and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth . . . Breathtaking, tragic and true' Kirkus on The Winner's Curse Set in the world of the NYT-bestselling Winner's Trilogy, The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us - and the lies we tell ourselves. Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society's pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colours. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences. Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest. But then she encounters a rakish traveller from far away, who whispers rumours that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

El beso del ganador

El beso del ganador

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2016

Algunos besos pueden tener un precio muy alto. La guerra ha comenzado.En el centro del conflicto, Arin se enfrenta al imperioacompaado de nuevos aliados de incierta lealtad. Aunque se ha convencido a s mismo de que ya no ama a Kestrel, no la ha olvidado, ni tampoco cmo la chica que conoca haacabado convirtindose en la clase de persona que l siempre ha despreciado. Alguien a quien le importa ms el imperio que las vidas de personas inocentes y, desde luego, ms que l. Al menos, eso cree. En el norte helado, Kestrel est prisionera en un brutalcampo de trabajo. Mientras busca desesperadamente laforma de escapar, anhela que Arin pudiera saber lossacrificios que hizo por l. Anhela hacerle pagar al imperiolo que le ha hecho.

Winner's Kiss

Winner's Kiss

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2016

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn't forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent peopleand certainly more than she did for him.At least, that's what he thinks.In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they've done to her.But no one gets what they want just by wishing.As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?From the Compact Disc edition.

El crimen del ganador

El crimen del ganador

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 11/03/2016

La boda de un miembro de la realeza es el sueno de muchas chicas. Implica una celebracion tras otra: bailes, fuegos artificiales y diversion hasta el amanecer. Pero para Kestrel significa vivir en una jaula en la que ella misma se ha metido. A medida que se aproxima la fecha de la boda, anhela contarle a Arin la verdad sobre su compromiso: que accedi a casarse con el prncipe heredero para que l pudiera ser libre. Pero puede confiar en l? Acaso puede confiar en s misma? Kestrel est convirtindose en una maestra del engao. Ha empezado a hacer de espa en la corte. Si la descubren, su pas la considerar una traidora. Sin embargo, debe encontrar el modo de cambiar su despiadado mundo y, en el proceso, est a punto de descubrir un espeluznante secreto. TRILOGA D EL GANADOR # 2

The Winner's Kiss

The Winner's Kiss

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Following the intrigue and danger of The Winner's Curse and the revolution and romance of The Winner's Crime, Kestrel finds herself in the tundra's mines and Arin has sailed home. The empire seems unstoppable. Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this third and final installment in the heart-stopping Winner's trilogy.

Kronos Chronicles

Kronos Chronicles

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 12/01/2016

Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider who likes to hide in her hair and give her advice. And her brilliant father has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the world's finest astronomical clock. When the prince steals her father's eyes to wear them as his own, Petra sets off for Prague to steal her father's eyes back. And that is only the beginning of this series brimming with magic and adventure that Publishers Weekly called a "e;heady mix of history and enchantment."e; Includes all three books in the series, The Cabinet of Wonders, The Celestial Globe, and The Jewel of the Kalderash.

La maldicion del ganador

La maldicion del ganador

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2015

Como hija del general de un gran imperio que se deleita en la guerra y en la esclavitud, Kestrel solo tiene dos opciones: unirse al ejercito o casarse. Sin embargo, todo su mundo da un giro radical cuando la chica encuentra un esclavo cuyos ojos parecen desa ar al mundo entero y, siguiendo su instinto, termina comprndolo por una cantidad ridcula de dinero. Pero el joven guarda un secreto, y Kestrel aprende rpidamente que el precio que ha pagado por otro ser humano es mucho ms alto de lo que podra haber imaginado. Que ganar aquello que quieres puede costar todo lo que amas. Ambientada en un mundo imaginario, La maldicin del ganador es una historia de conspiraciones, rumores, secretos y rebeliones en la que todo est en juego y en la que la verdadera apuesta consiste en conservar la cabeza o seguir al corazn.

The Winner's Crime

The Winner's Crime

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Lady Kestrel's engagement to Valoria's crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust ... While Arin fights to keep his country's freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this second book in the breathtaking Winner's trilogy.

Winner's Crime

Winner's Crime

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2015

Following your heart can be a crime A royal wedding is what mostgirls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception. She's working as a spy in the court. If caught, she'll be exposed as a traitor to her country. Yet she can't help searching for a way to change her ruthlessworld . . . and she is close to uncovering a shocking secret. This dazzling follow-up to The Winner's Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

The Winner's Curse

The Winner's Curse

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. Kestrel has other ideas. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in Arin, a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - and for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined. The first novel in a stunning new trilogy, The Winner's Curse is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly - and everything is at stake.

Winner's Curse

Winner's Curse

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 04/03/2014

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin's eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys himwith unexpected consequences. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Bridge of Snow

Bridge of Snow

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2014

In Arin's childhood, before the war, there was still time to tell stories. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill

Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2012

Few know that the Great Chicago Fire was started deliberately, as a genocide of deadly creatures called Shades. Fewer still know that they didn't die, not quite...but one human will confront the truth when an ominous beauty makes him gamble for his life.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Cabinet of Wonders

Cabinet of Wonders

Author: Marie Rutkoski Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2008

Marie Rutkoski's startling debut novel, the first book in the Kronos Chronicles, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism. Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the world's finest astronomical clock. Petra's life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home - blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesn't know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her father's eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem, and that her father's clock has powers capable of destroying their world.The Cabinet of Wonders is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.